There is an elementary aspiration which undergirds the humane impulse in our history and our culture and binds us together as political activists. This is a simple, irreducible, indisputable aspiration. It is the 'dream of justice' for a beloved community, in which the level of terror in people's lives is sharply reduced or maybe eliminated. It is the belief that extremes and excesses of inequality must be reduced so that each person is free to fully develop his or her full potential. This is why we take precious time out of our lives and give it to politics.
Obama 'yo Mama...way to go, man!
*Note to all western Democrats: Hillary on the ticket will cost us all the legislature, she's a GOP wet dream for 2008.
In that vein, check out this terrific video made for YouTube.